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IEC Information Bulletin, No. 45, Third Quarter 2013

Abstract

On Tuesday 17 September 2013, on the second day of the IAEA 57th General Conference, the Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) organized a side event entitled Assessment and Prognosis during a Nuclear Power Plant Accident. This event provided an opportunity for the Secretariat to present to Member States the work that has been undertaken to achieve the requirements of the new IAEA expanded mandate during a nuclear emergency. The expanded mandate of the IAEA's role during a nuclear emergency is in line with a specific request from the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, unanimously endorsed by IAEA Member States in 2011. The Action Plan requires the IAEA Secretariat to provide Member States, international organizations and the general public with timely, clear, factually correct, objective and easily understandable information during a nuclear emergency on its potential consequences, including analysis of available information and prognosis of possible scenarios based on evidence, scientific knowledge and the capabilities of Member States.' For the last two years, the IAEA Secretariat, in cooperation with Member States and International Organizations, has been developing a comprehensive process to provide assessment and prognosis during a nuclear emergency. Specific details on the actions that were taken in the last  More>>
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2013
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
INIS-XA-14R0013
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Tabs., photos
Subject:
22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; EMERGENCY PLANS; IAEA; MEMBER STATES; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; RADIATION PROTECTION; REACTOR ACCIDENTS
OSTI ID:
22190317
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, Incident and Emergency Centre, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISSN 2308-0957; TRN: XA14R0013014806
Availability:
Available from INIS in electronic form. Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/Publications/PDF/Newsletters/IEC_45_Q3.pdf; Web site: http://www-ns.iaea.org/tech-areas/emergency/
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
8 page(s)
Announcement Date:
Feb 13, 2014

Citation Formats

IEC Information Bulletin, No. 45, Third Quarter 2013. IAEA: N. p., 2013. Web.
IEC Information Bulletin, No. 45, Third Quarter 2013. IAEA.
2013. "IEC Information Bulletin, No. 45, Third Quarter 2013." IAEA.
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abstractNote = {On Tuesday 17 September 2013, on the second day of the IAEA 57th General Conference, the Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) organized a side event entitled Assessment and Prognosis during a Nuclear Power Plant Accident. This event provided an opportunity for the Secretariat to present to Member States the work that has been undertaken to achieve the requirements of the new IAEA expanded mandate during a nuclear emergency. The expanded mandate of the IAEA's role during a nuclear emergency is in line with a specific request from the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, unanimously endorsed by IAEA Member States in 2011. The Action Plan requires the IAEA Secretariat to provide Member States, international organizations and the general public with timely, clear, factually correct, objective and easily understandable information during a nuclear emergency on its potential consequences, including analysis of available information and prognosis of possible scenarios based on evidence, scientific knowledge and the capabilities of Member States.' For the last two years, the IAEA Secretariat, in cooperation with Member States and International Organizations, has been developing a comprehensive process to provide assessment and prognosis during a nuclear emergency. Specific details on the actions that were taken in the last 24 months by the Secretariat was presented. The current direction and future path were also discussed, including the importance of having significant cooperation and collaboration with Member States to achieve and maintain a truly robust process for assessment and prognosis during any type of nuclear emergency. The presentation also included the description of challenges, such as the need for availability of technical information and clear communication of any uncertainties. Finally, the potential use of the IAEA Response and Assistance Network (RANET) in this process, as appropriate, was explained. The discussions demonstrated the importance of the efficient implementation of the IAEA's extended mandate in response to a nuclear emergency. The Secretariat will continue working in collaboration with Member States to further develop, maintain and implement this expanded mandate.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {2013}
month = {Dec}
}